Obituaries

Willard E Misfeldt

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintWillard E. Misfeldt, Ph.D., age 87, of Bowling Green passed on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident. Willard was born March 14, 1930, as the third child of Edward and Jennie (Williams) Misfeldt, in Aitkin County, Minnesota. A 1948 graduate of Aitkin High School, Willard’s parents took a loan to enable him to attend his first quarter of college at St. Cloud State University.  After successful completion of the first quarter, he was eligible for a scholarship awarded by his high school for his second quarter.  Willard then transferred to the University of Minnesota – Duluth where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1952.  He was very proud of his undergraduate degree and the fact that he worked to finance his way through college. In 1952, he joined the Army and was stationed at Camp Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Willard served during the Korean Conflict with the 5th Armored Division of the U.S. Army Artillery as a training instructor, heavy army artillery for the 105 mm Howitzer, for those soldiers being sent to Korea. He received an honorable discharge in 1954 with the rank of Sergeant. He continued his education after leaving the Army, pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  He received his Ph.D. in Art History from Washington University at St. Louis.  His first university level position was at Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota.  In 1967, he joined the faculty of the Bowling Green State University serving as Professor of Art History…


Dr. Jaak Panksepp

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintDr. Jaak Panksepp, 73, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Bowling Green, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Panksepp was born on June 5, 1943 in Tartu, Estonia to the late Rudolph and Salme (Leet) Panksepp.  He married Anesa Miller in 1991 and she survives him in Bowling Green. Dr. Panksepp was a Professor for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in the Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy and Pharmacology and Physiology Department.  Prior to his work at Washington State University, Dr. Panksepp taught at Bowling Green State University where he was a Neuroscientist in the Psychology Department retiring in 1998.  During his career at BGSU, Dr. Panksepp did extensive research and helped develop the still controversial opioid-antagonist therapy for autistic children along with pursuing new therapies for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), and depression. Dr. Panksepp also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Medical College of Ohio (UTMC).   His most recent research was focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion experience.  Dr. Panksepp traveled all over the world where he would perform lectures on his research.   He was very proud and honored when he received the Order of the White Star, which was personally given to him by the President of Estonia.   Dr. Panksepp truly loved his work and was devoted to his research, he also loved to research music in his spare time, however, his family was his true pride and joy. Dr. Panksepp is survived by his wife: Anesa; a son: Jules Panksepp, of Portland, Oregon; step-daughters: Antonia Pogacar, of Washington…


Earl E Wiseman

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintEarl E. Wiseman, 82, of Portage, Ohio passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017. He was born May 11, 1934 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Roy and Luella (Hagemeyer) Wiseman. He married Sharon Meade on January 11, 1961 and she preceded him in death in 2010. Earl served his country in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of Portage Township High School and attended Cloverdale United Methodist Church. He served as the Jerry City Fire Chief and was a Boy Scout Leader. Earl was a volunteer and courier for Bridge Hospice. He is survived by his sons Charles (Gwen) Wiseman of Tiffin, Ohio, Earl Jr. (Melissa) Wiseman of Jerry City, Ohio and Timothy Wiseman of Jerry City, Ohio, daughters Vickie (Chuck) Grimm of Perrysburg, Ohio and Jenny (Michael) Myers of Bowling Green, Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Along with his wife Sharon, Earl was preceded in death by his brother Alan Wiseman, sisters Carol Solarik and Lynn Bankey and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. Rev. Rosanne Kalinowski and Rev. Meg Knape will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Wood County Honor Detail. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Road Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 To share an online condolence with the Wiseman family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on…


Randall P Cajka

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintRandall P. Cajka, age 58, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday, evening, April 17, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, OH. He was born on November 19, 1958 to Frank and Roberta (Sattler) Cajka in Oregon, OH. After graduation from Eastwood High School he later attended Tiffin University on a baseball scholarship where he was credited for pitching a “No Hitter” during his time there. After graduation he married Donna Scherger on April 19, 1985 in New Riegel, OH. Randall was an Auditor for the State of Ohio for 20+ years before retiring. He would later start a career as a sports official, refereeing numerous sports activities throughout the area. Randall’s memberships included Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Ohio High School Athletic Association, just to name a few. He had a love of sports and a very enormous passion for kids, quietly helping the friends of his own children through some very rough times. Randall’s mantra was “no child gets left behind” and he lived what he believed. His family will remember him most for his very big heart and enduring smile. Randall is survived by his wife Donna of 32 years, children: Rudy (Emily) Cajka of Bowling Green, OH, Brittany (Nick) Koval of Helena, OH, Kailee (Robert Morgan) Cajka of Bowling Green, OH, grandchildren; Emma and Bailey, brother: Rick (Nancy) Cajka of Perrysburg, OH, sister: Amy Jo (Randy) Varner of Bowling Green, OH and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2:00 – 8:00…


Lisa Sipes

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintLisa Lynn Sipes, age 49, of Bowling Green, received her angel’s wings and has made her greatest trip ever-to heaven- on April 17, 2017. Lisa was a devoted Christian. She loved attending church and reading her bible. Lisa is now totally healthy, singing and dancing in Heaven. Lisa was born August 11, 1967 in Toledo, Ohio to Theodore L. and Josephine M. (Bunde) Sipes. Her father, Ted preceded her in death. Lisa is survived by her beloved mother, Jo; her aunt, Gina McCormick in Norwalk, Connecticut; and her uncle John (Julie) Bunde of Montgomery, Texas. Lisa’s early school years were in Dearborn, Michigan and Miami, Florida, before the Sipes family settled in Bowling Green, Ohio. Lisa earned her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. She especially loved 4-H, even competing in state competition for wood working project. The Wood County Fair was such an important part of her life. Many entries were submitted in handicrafts, hobbies and model departments where she won blue ribbons both via 4-H and open class division. Lisa was most successful in photography, where she won Best of Class for Youth in the Open Division and a rosette. In 1995, Lisa represented the United States at the Special Olympic World Games. She earned two bronze medals in aquatics. Lisa carried the 1996 Atlanta U.S Olympic torch. As a torch bearer, she carried the Olympic torch on Mercer Rd in Bowling Green. Prior to the run, Lisa could be found at Bowling Green State University track, jogging with a baseball bat in hand to learn to hold the weight and keep the fire…


Lynne Hall

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintLynne Ann (Dunn) Hall, 83, of Bowling Green, passed away on April 12, 2017 in Oregon, Ohio. Lynne was born in Jackson Township to George and Bernice (Hutson) Dunn on February 6, 1934. She graduated as valedictorian from Jackson Township High School in 1952. She worked as an insurance clerk for Wood County Hospital for many years. She had previously volunteered at the Bowling Green food bank. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church – Bowling Green and a former member of the Silver Cross Circle of the International Order of the Kings Daughters and Sons. She was active in card clubs, and enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, crafting and traveling. She traveled the US with her husband and children in their Holiday Rambler travel trailer. Later she was able to travel to Europe, Alaska, Mexico and the US. Lynne was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hall in 1998, her parents and her brother George (Bud) Dunn III. Lynne is survived by her daughter Julie (David) Steed, Perrysburg; son Jeffrey (Lisa) Hall, Haskins; grandchildren Jennifer Steed, Los Angeles, California; Rick (Devon) Hall, Toledo, Ohio; Katelynne Hall, Haskins. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd, Toledo, Ohio 43615, or at http://www.alz.org/nwohio/in_my_community_donate.asp Condolences may be left in Dunn Funeral Home online guestbook at http://www.dunnfuneralhome.com/obituary/lynne-hall#condolences. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Southern Care Hospice, Toledo, Ohio and the staff at Lane Park, Oregon, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral…


Michael J Firsdon

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintMichael J. Firsdon, 64 of Pemberville, OH  died April 14, 2017 at U of M in Ann Arbor, MI surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 7, 1952 in Bowling Green,OH, the son of Joseph E. and Betty L (Hill) Firsdon.  On November 15, 1986 he married the love of his life Cheryl (Reno) Firsdon, who survives. A Vietnam Veteran, he proudly served in the US. Navy as a Boiler Tech from August 1971 – August 1975.  After his discharge, he further served his country four years in the reserves.  He was employed by Air Products and Chemicals in North Baltimore, OH  for 32 years. Michael enjoyed with his wife Cheryl wintering in their home in FL, camping, riding and traveling on their Honda trike.  He loved his title “Papa” and cherished his time with his three beautiful and precious grandchildren. Michael will be missed by his loving wife Cheryl, his two daughters Callie Jo Firsdon Strack of Findlay, OH and Amanda Swartz Haas of Bowling Green, OH.  Son-in-law Luke Swartz, grandchildren Tyler Swartz (16), Hailey Swartz (9) and Ethan Swartz (4), siblings; Steve Firsdon, Bowling Green, OH , David (Janet) Firsdon, Portage, OH, Linda (Garland) Ward, Akron, OH, Beth (Jim)Brueggemeyer, Odenton, MD and Mary (David) Rife, Pemberville, Ohio, OH  Inlaws, Deb (Dan) Serdar, Perrysburg, OH , Darrell (Char)Reno, Tracy, CA and Greg (Joanny)Reno, Monroe, MI.  and many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Michael will be on Monday April 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 &6:00-8:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402….


Ilene E Roberts

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintIlene E. Roberts, age 89, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away on Monday morning, April 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 21, 1927 in Toledo, OH to Karl and Estella (Shanteau) Lerche. Ilene married Richard Roberts on April 11, 1947 in Stony Ridge, OH and he preceded her on March 27, 1997. She was a homemaker and her memberships included: Stony Ridge United Methodist Church, attended Walbridge Senior Citizens and had been a past member of the Pemberville Lions Club. Ilene truly enjoyedbeing with family, seeing new things and loved to travel. Ilene is survived by her son: Jeffrey (Rebecca) Roberts of Bowling Green, daughter-in-law: Linda Roberts of Pemberville, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and companion: William St. Claire of Walbridge. She was preceded in death by her husband: Richard, sons: Curtis and Marvin, great grandchild: Austin and sister: Lois Spoores. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11 AM from Stony Ridge United Methodist Church, 5542 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, OH 43463 where there will be additional visitation conducted from 10 – 11 AM. Officiating will be Rev. Robert May. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Perrysburg, OH. A bereavement luncheon will served immediately following the cemetery committal services at the church. Consideration for memorial contributions can be made to: Stony Ridge Methodist Church or the Walbridge Senior Center. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by:…


Kathleen A Schauer

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintKathleen A. Schauer, age 72, of Bowling Green, OH passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. She was born on October 9, 1944 in Pemberville, OH to Fred and Elsie (Morris) Schauer. Kathleen was a home health aide and attended St. Marks Lutheran Church, Bowling Green. She is survived by her sister: Darlene Baker and brother: Calvin Schauer both of Bowling Green and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Don and Fred Schauer. As per her wishes there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are being handled by the Marsh Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the donor’s choice. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Melvin R Nissen

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintMelvin R. Nissen (age 87) of Pemberville, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Wood Haven Health Care in Bowling Green. He was born July 15, 1929 in Bradner, Ohio to Andrew and Julia (Sohajda) Nissen. After graduation from high school Melvin began his service to his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His military career began with his first full call to active duty during the time of WWII and later during the Korean War. He would eventually see full retirement from the 180th Ohio Air National Guard as a Master Sergeant in 1989. His proud and distinguished service of over 35 years rendered Melvin numerous Awards and Service Ribbons. Most notable in his life was on July 29, 1958 when he married Bernadette Obarski in Toledo. Together they would have four children. Melvin, in addition to his service career, maintained other work responsibilities that included being a Signal Operator with Ann Arbor Rail Road and as an Electronic Technician at the University of Toledo. All the while farming and working on tractors remained his passion at home. He was a member of the Pemberville Freedom Twp. American Legion Post #183, St. Michael Catholic Church in Gibsonburg and the Knights of Columbus. In his free time he enjoyed working with electronics of all kinds and being an amateur radio operator; call sign “K8DEE”. Melvin is survived by his children: Randolph (Julie) Nissen of Pemberville, Christopher (Marta) Nissen of Merrimack, NH, Laurel (Charles) Hummel of Pemberville, grandchildren: Matthew Nissen, Michael (Brooke) Nissen, Joshua Nissen, Celia Nissen, Andrew Nissen, David Hummel, great grandchild: Chase…


Bernadette Marie Nissen

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintBernadette M. Nissen (age 85) of Pemberville, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Wood Haven Health Care in Bowling Green. She was born March 19, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio to Edmund and Cecelia (Szymanowski) Obarski. She graduated high school from Notre Dame Academy in Toledo and later attended Davis College for 2 years. On July 29, 1958 she married Melvin Randolph Nissen in Toledo and together they would have four children. Bernadette worked for a number of years as a Key Punch Operator for Prestolite in Toledo and later for Elder-Beerman Department Stores. Devout to her faith she was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Gibsonburg, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Bernadette, in addition to being a wife and mother, she was also a proud homemaker that loved to cook and garden. Above all she had an immense love of her family taking special delight in her grandchildren. Bernadette is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years Melvin, children: Randolph (Julie) Nissen of Pemberville, Christopher (Marta) Nissen of Merrimack, NH, Laurel (Charles) Hummel of Pemberville, grandchildren: Matthew Nissen, Michael (Brooke) Nissen, Joshua Nissen, Celia Nissen, Andrew Nissen, David Hummel, great grandchild: Chase Nissen and sister: Margaret (Robert) Philipps of Pemberville. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter Maria. Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. The Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church located at…


Donna Tampurages

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintDonna Tampurages, 88, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday April 10, 2017. Donna was born in Milton Center, Ohio to the late Ellsworth and Edna (Ellis) Christy. She married James Tampurages and he preceded her in death. Donna is survived by her children: William (Vicki) Tampurages and Tina Tampurages of Bowling Green, Terry Tampurages of Bowling Green and Sandy (Craig) Garber of Weston; grandchildren: Andrea Pearce, Stacey Dalman, Michael Tampurages, Amy Tambouratzis and Bryce Garber and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters Dorotha Self and Alice Akers and a brother James Christy. Donna was a graduate of Weston High School and served on their alumni committee. She was a member of the Sonlight Assembly of God Church in Weston and was also a member of the Red Hats Society.  Donna enjoyed bowling at Varsity Lanes in Bowling Green where she bowled in the Ladies League as well as at Al-mar in the mixed doubles league. Donna loved reading, and traveling with her children. She was a collector of dolls. Visitation for Donna will be on Wednesday April 12, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Donna’s Funeral Service will be on Thursday April 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Sonlight Assembly of God Church, 19920 Sand Ridge Rd, Weston, Ohio 43569. Interment will follow in the Wood County Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be gifted in Donna’s honor to the Building Fund at Sonlight Assembly of God Church. Online condolences, as well as fond memories, may…


Suzanne Vandersall

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintSuzanne Lynne Vandersall, 78, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away April 10, 2017. Suzanne was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Norman and Altanta Thompson. Suzanne was a 1956 graduate of Bowling Green High School. She was employed by the Bowling Green Schools as a bus driver for 29 ½ years before retiring in 1988.  Suzanne was an Ohio State Buckeyes fan, enjoyed watching soap operas, and was very athletic. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially working with flowers and in her garden. Suzanne loved all animals, but her favorite were horses. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Atlanta. Suzanne is survived by her daughter: Lori Stewart of Bowling Green; son: Jay (Holly) Vandersall of Wayne; grandchildren: Andrew, Kathryn, Chelsea, and Erin. Visitation for Suzanne will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4:00 PM until the time of Suzanne’s funeral service at 6:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 tele: 419-352-2171. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Suzanne’s honor to her family c/o the funeral home. Online condolences, as well as fond memories, may be left for Suzanne’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


John R Tillman

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintJohn Robert Tillman, age 75, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away April 9, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, OH on June 23, 1941 to parents Harry & Elsie Tillman. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-1964. He was employed by General Electric for 25 years and continued his career in the carbide and metallurgy industry until the time of his death. A career salesman, John was dedicated to his customers and committed to developing close and lasting relationships, many of which spanned the entirety of his working years. He had a gregarious and out-going personality and a smile that never faded. While his grandson was in high school, John enjoyed sports and band events where he enthusiastically shouted his signature line, “You Da Man” cheering on the kids and endearing him to many in the community. John is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deloris, daughter Lisa (Kevin) Zychowicz (grandson Joshua (Anne Tillman), daughter Barbara (Rodney) Harano (granddaughters Sarah and Ashley Harano). He is also survived by his sister Judith of Columbus, OH, brother Danielson of Parma, OH and many nieces and nephews. Grandpa will be sorely missed by Lili, his faithful canine companion these past three years. Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Funeral Services for John will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00…


Elizabeth Losoya

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintElizabeth Losoya, 32, of Jerry City, Ohio passed away April 7, 2017. Elizabeth was born in Toledo, Ohio to the Paul Patchin and Jennifer Powell. She married Pablo Losoya Jr. and he survives her. Also surviving is her father Paul (Mary) Patchin, mother Jennifer Powell, children: Javianie, Pablo III and Gabriel Losoya and Angelina and Dianna Casiano. She was preceded in death by her son Michael Casiano. Visitation for Elizabeth will be on Monday April 17, 2017 from 9 AM until the time of her Celebration of Life Service at 10 AM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the family c/o the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Ella Kasmarik

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintElla M. Kasmarik, 88, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday April 6, 2017. Ella was born in Wellsburg, West Virginia to the late Galen and Elsie (Lazear) Smith. She married Michael Kasmarik on October 25, 1959 in West Virginia and he preceded her in death in 1983. Ella is survived by her daughter Lisa Brichta of Bowling Green; sons: Duane Kasmarik of Georgia and Michael Kasmarik of Minnesota; 6 grandchildren and a brother Galen Smith of South Carolina. Ella was preceded in death by her daughter Michele. Ella was a graduate of the Wellsburg High School and retired as a secretary in the Gerontology and Criminal Justice Department at Bowling Green State University. She loved her family and especially her grand dogs. A Private Burial will take place in the Hillside Memorial Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Wood County Humane Society or the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. On-line condolences, as well as fond memories, may be shared with Ella’s family by visiting  www.hannemanfh.com. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Dianne Walton

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintDianne Jean Walton, whose skills in arts and crafts won her many awards and whose love of Bowling Green State University knew no bounds, passed away Tuesday, April 4 at The Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, where her body, but not her spirit, finally yielded to the insidious cancer that had been part of her life for nearly 20 years. She was born Dianne Jean Savage on Sept. 17, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of William and Erma Savage, and grew up in the small Delaware County community of Ashley. Dianne graduated from Elm Valley High School in 1961, third in her class academically. She enrolled at BGSU, earning a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in 1965 and beginning a lifetime of service and support for her alma mater. She joined Kappa Delta Sorority as an undergraduate and remained active in sorority activities for many years as an alumna. It was at a Kappa Delta social event that she met her future husband, Tom. They were married Aug. 28, 1965, three months after their graduation from BGSU, on her mother’s birthday. Many years later, the sorority named its chapter house lounge in her honor for all her work on the sorority’s behalf, and Kappa Delta presented her with its highest honor, the Order of the Pearl, at its national convention several years ago. She was a member of the BGSU President’s Club. A big fan of BGSU athletics and a member of the Falcon Club, she established a scholarship to help fund the expenses of the university mascots, Freddie and Frieda Falcon. She also…


Marilyn McKeever

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrint Marilyn (Huntsberger) McKeever, 83, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away late Sunday, April 2nd surrounded by her loving family at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Herbert Huntsberger of Mount Vernon, Ohio and Mae (Wallen) Huntsberger on June 18, 1933.  She graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and later attended the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio. She married Walter McKeever in September of 1952.  Her early working career was spent as the secretary for the head of Technicolor Feature Film Division of Eastman–Kodak in Rochester, NY.   During the 1960s Marilyn and her husband were nationally ranked sports-car rallyists and organizers based in Ojai, California.  They belonged to the Triumph Car club owning five different TR3, TR4 and TR7 cars.  Marilyn was a strong family matriarch and took her family on many road-trip vacations to the county’s finest outdoor attractions and national parks. McKeever was a volunteer in many community groups and organizations in Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona and also in Bowling Green, Ohio.   In 1972 Marilyn helped initiate Bowling Green’s first solid waste collection recycling program, H.U.R.T. Inc. (Help Us Recycle Trash).  The program eventually merged into the city’s current Bowling Green Recycling Center on N. College Rd.  In 1976 she chaired the Bowling Green Bicentennial Celebration committee, which encompassed two weeks of citywide events. She was also active in the 1970s Equal Rights Amendment movement, and later with the League of Women Voters and the P.E.O. (philanthropic educational organization) Sisterhood organizations.  Marilyn became a realtor in the mid-seventies first for Pendleton and then the Valleybrook Realty…


Ethel Kitchen Sheely

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintEthel (Kitchen) Sheely of Haskins Ohio passed away on April 10th 2017 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green. She was surrounded by her loving family. Ethel was born to Anthony Siebeneck and Emma (Gerding) Siebeneck in Ottawa Ohio on January 11th 1929. Ethel married Robert Kitchen on June 10th, 1950. Robert preceded her in death on November 18, 1975. She later married Forest Sheely in September of 1979. He preceded her in death in September of 2002. Ethel was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Grand Rapids Ohio. She was a homemaker who will forever be remembered for her family meals, apple pie, and homemade jam. Ethel passed on her faith and love of the Lord to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings, her son David, and grandson Brian. She is survived by her children James (Patricia), daughter in law Linda, Karen (Jack) Hain, and Mark (Lisa). Also surviving are her stepchildren Butch (Cindy), Sandra, and James. She enjoyed the company of her 16 grandchildren and her 23 great grandchildren. Ethel will be missed very much by her extensive family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family are welcome to visit at Peinert-Dunn funeral home in Tontogany Ohio on April 17th from 3pm to 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday April 18th at St. Patrick’s Church in Grand Rapids Ohio at 10am. Burial will follow mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Bridge Hospice of Bowling Green or Cherry Street Mission in Toledo. To leave an online memory…


Phyllis Bauer

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPhyllis Bauer, 94, passed away on April 8, 2017. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 23, 1922 to Moe and Pauline (Finkelstein) Nathanson. She married Adolph Bauer and he preceded her in death in 2002. Surviving in Bowling Green is a daughter, Elayne Jacoby. Mrs. Bauer will be interred in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in New Jersey. Her arrangements were handled by Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Richard C Murphy

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintRichard C. Murphy, 90, of Bowling Green, passed away on April 8, 2017. He was born on November 26, 1926 in Burgoon, Ohio to Ray and Mary (Howey) Murphy. He married Karis Tauker on June 17, 1951 and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2013. Mr. Murphy worked as an office manager for American Metalcraft in Waterville. He had also worked at the BGSU Book Store. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA degree in 1950. Mr. Murphy served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2 as a radio man. He was a life member and past Exalted Ruler of the Maumee-Bowling Green Elks Lodge. His favorite past time was caring for his roses. Surviving are one son, Douglas J. (Willie) Murphy of Weston. His parents and wife preceded in death. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Dunn Funeral Home located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. The family will receive freinds from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Grand Rapids with Military Services conducted by the Wood County Honor Detail. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Arthur ‘Larry’ Rittenhouse

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintArthur “Larry” Rittenhouse, age 80 of Fenton, Michigan, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Larry was born October 19, 1936 in Bowling Green, the son of Arthur Wilson and Evangeline May (O’Brien) Rittenhouse. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. Larry married Katherine Baird on August 12, 1973 in Phoenix, AZ. He retired from Stevens Van Lines in 1991 after 34 years of service. Surviving are: wife, Katherine; four children, Mitchell (Margaret) Rittenhouse of AZ, Kelly (Patricia) Rittenhouse of MN, Sean Rittenhouse of MN, and Kara Lee Rittenhouse of CA; grandson, Michael Rittenhouse; beloved cat, Gracie “Goofy.” He was preceded in death by: his parents; four sisters, Donna Lambert, Dorothy Whitacre, Eleanor Bell and Margaret Ann Baker; and brother, Dick Singer. The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery where the Wood County Honor Detail will conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton, 13575 N. Fenton Rd., Fenton, MI 48430 (http://www.adoptapetfenton.com). Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintPosted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Ruth ‘Ruthie’ Adell Godfrey

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintRuth “Ruthie” Adell Godfrey, age 92, passed away peacefully at the Parkcliffe Community on April 6, 2017. She was born December 23, 1924 in Perrysburg, Ohio to Gladys & James Laing and was one of 5 children. Ruth graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1942 and went on to study music at Western College in Oxford, OH. Her appreciation of music continued throughout life, singing in church and community choirs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toledo and later, St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns. Ruth also had a love of nature and children leading her to a long involvement with both the Boy and Girl Scouts. There were also many trips to Canada and rock hunting that often required you to “lick the rock” to see the beautiful colors. Ruth married Ralph Warren Godfrey in Georgia October 30, 1946. She and her husband opened the Hi-Level Country Store in 1966, at the foot of the Hi-Level Bridge in Toledo, OH. It was the first store in Ohio to be open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Later in life she worked at Photonics in Northwood, OH for 20 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph, sister Janie and brothers Eddie and Malcolm. Ruth is survived by her 5 children Geof (Karen) Godfrey, Tara(Peter) Pinello, Marki (Larry) Sawyer, Brandt (Eva) Godfrey, and Vann Godfrey, 9 grandchildren, Raegan (John Walz) Sawyer, Laura (Jeff) Newman, Micah (Kelly) Sawyer, Christie (Ben) Childs, Joel (Sonya) Sawyer, PJ Pinello, Jarred Godfrey, Michael Pinello and Keegan Sawyer, and 5 great grandchildren, Elsa, Aria, Aisley,…


Dr. David Miller

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintDr. David G. Miller M.D. May 4, 1930 – April 5, 2017   Dr. David G. Miller M.D., 86, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 while enjoying his morning ride on the Slippery Elm Trail. Dr. Miller was born in Hicksville, Ohio, to the late LaVon and Ercel (Lenz) Miller.  He married his beloved wife, Mary Jane (Barden), in 1954 and she survives. Dr. Miller grew up in Hicksville, Ohio and went to Ohio Wesleyan University and attended the Ohio State University School of Medicine. Soon after graduation, Dr. Miller served in the United States Army Medical Corps, where he proudly delivered 750 babies.  He then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan to begin his three-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Miller came to Bowling Green, Ohio in July, 1962 to serve as Wood County’s first OB/GYN.  During his career in medicine, Dr. Miller was known in the community for his excellent care and concern for his many patients. He was quite delighted to be the first to welcome the little ones to this world. Dr. Miller so enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing with his many friends.  In recent years, he was often seen riding his bicycle in the neighborhood and on the Slippery Elm Trail. In addition to his many contributions to our community, Dr. Miller was also an original and active member at Dayspring Church, having been the longest serving member of the Board of Deacons.  He was also a leading member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association. Dr. Miller is survived by his sons Jeffrey, Michael and Gary,…


Todd M Lashuay

Read Offline: Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobiPrintTodd Lashuay, age 51 of Bowling Green Oh, was called home into the arms of our Lord on April 5, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. Todd was born June 23, 1965 in Bowling Green to Howard and Carol (Farkas) Lashuay. He was preceded in death by Grandparents Michael and Theresa Farkas and Dale and Florence Lashuay, and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Todd was a 1985 BGHS graduate. He worked a variety of jobs over the years including North Grove Carry- Out, Wood Lane and most recently BG City Schools. He held Certifications as a phlebotomist and Medical Assistant. He was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church where he enjoyed serving God and the Parish as an Extraordinary Minster of Holy Communion and RCIA Team member. Among his many hobbies and interests he enjoyed were gardening, cooking, crafting, antiques, target shooting and fixing any item that wasn’t necessarily in need of repair. He was a homebody and enjoyed being close to home and his family. Todd is survived by his parents Carol Lashuay of Bowling Green, and Howard Lashuay of Weston OH, Sister Denise Lashuay of Rudolph OH, Nephew Shawn Fulford of Bowling Green, and by his best friend and life companion Daniel Powell of Bowling Green. Todd will greatly miss sharing time with his 4 legged family (Bela, Zoie and CC). Todd leaves behind numerous friends whose lives are impacted for the good due to Todd’s caring words and actions. Visitation will be on Monday, April 10th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dunn Funeral home, 408…